Our Culture

As well as making waves worldwide with our technology, we are committed to building an environment where sharing knowledge and expertise is encouraged.

Our tailored career progression programmes, and competitive benefits and rewards package, ensure that every individual has the mentoring and support they need to excel in their role.

Our Values

  • Expertise

    We are endlessly inquisitive, driven by technological change.

  • Excellence

    We are highly skilled, intelligent and passionate about delivering cutting-edge connectivity.

  • Partnership

    Our collaborative working culture is integral to our success.

  • Inclusive

    As a diverse, multinational team, transparency and communication are key.

  • Commercial

    As we expand globally, we continue to invest in staff progression and celebrate team successes.

Our People

Friendly, collaborative and forward-thinking, our talented team tackle exciting challenges every day in our drive towards a better connected world. From international travel to cutting-edge 5G projects, careers at Blu Wireless offer plenty of opportunities to learn and grow.

  • Hemant Mardia

    Hemant Mardia,
    Executive Chairman

    Hemant has founded and scaled up world-class technology businesses in leadership roles across telecoms, defence and biometric sectors, leveraging core semiconductor IP as part of customised product solutions and by raising over $120M in investment. At Blu Wireless, Hemant leverages his commercial/market focus and engineering background to commercialise our ultra-high-speed wireless technology. Outside the office, Hemant enjoys mentoring and sponsoring University students to become the next generation of entrepreneurs.

  • Henry Nurser

    Henry Nurser,
    CBDO

    Starting out by designing memory products for Mitsubishi Electric in Japan, Henry’s commercial and technical acumen has seen him develop deep expertise across the wireless industry. Henry has worked on everything from advanced process R&D to directing a Business Unit at STMicroelectronics. As well as advancing Blu Wireless’s commercial strategy, Henry is also Non-Executive Director at INCA. In his free time, Henry is the founding member of a Bristol amateur football team and enjoys attending World and European cup tournaments.

  • Mark Barrett

    Mark Barrett,
    CMO

    Mark has been engaged in the definition, design, development, deployment of over a dozen SoCs. Applications of his work include high-volume telecoms for British Telecom, Digital Beamforming for Satellite Communications for the European Space Agency and in-car multimedia optical fibre networks for Mercedes Benz. He now leads the adoption of new industry applications for mmWave at Blu Wireless. Outside of work, Mark has played the bass guitar in multiple rock bands for over 40 years.

  • Robert Hughes

    Robert Hughes,
    SVP Sales and Marketing

    Robert has 20 years’ experience in the communications industry. With a background in electrical and electronic engineering, Robert worked across manufacturing, quality engineering and product management before spending the past 12 years in sales and business development in Europe, North America and Asia. At Blu Wireless, Robert heads up the Sales and Marketing teams. In his spare time, Robert enjoys swimming, cycling, running and spending time with his family.

  • Sean Cassidy

    Sean Cassidy,
    CFO

    Sean is an experienced telecommunications industry CFO. With Cable and Wireless, Sean looked after 14 companies, driving the revenue and profitability that resulted in the business’s sale to Liberty Global. As Group Controller for the Digicel Group, Sean designed and implemented the control environment that enabled international expansion to 31 countries and revenue growth to $2.5bn. Beyond his responsibilities at Blu Wireless, Sean is an avid fan of music and prefers buying records and CDs to streaming.

  • Ray McConnell

    Ray McConnell,
    CTO

    Ray’s specialist deep architectural knowledge of optimised embedded parallel processing and applications and his entrepreneurial drive have seen him found four technology businesses including Blu Wireless. He has served at board level and taken several high-growth companies through to IPO. As CTO, Ray leads our technical teams to deliver world-class technology for next-generation wireless applications.

  • Dave Purle

    Dave Purle,
    SVP Software and Systems

    Dave has over 20 years’ experience within wireless systems, encompassing research, customer-focused design consultancy, product development, technical leadership and management. Dave has consistently enabled team success across many programmes and companies, working with multi-disciplinary teams from the West Coast of the US, Europe and Asia. When he’s not at the office, Dave enjoys relaxing on the waves or coastal paths of North Cornwall.

  • Davide Sarta

    Davide Sarta,
    SVP Engineering

    Davide has over 25 years’ experience in the semiconductor industry. He has successfully developed more than 10 SoC products to mass production for different markets including AI and mmWave. Prior to Blu Wireless, Davide spent 17 years at STMicroelectronics in management, digital design, verification and architecture leadership roles and was Senior Director at Imagination Technologies. In his spare time, Davide is a running and rowing enthusiast, from races to half marathons.

  • Yves Nicoue

    Yves Nicoue,
    VP Front End Design

    Yves has worked in the semiconductor industry for 25 years in multiple application areas ranging from set-top boxes and aerospace to fixed-line telephony and mmWave. Thoroughly acquainted to all aspects of FPGA and chip design, Yves is capable of building front-end design teams and state-of-the-art flows. Outside of work, Yves enjoys listening to jazz and blues and he plays both double bass and bass guitar.

  • Jonathan Rogers

    Jonathan Rogers,
    Director of Systems and Platforms

    Jonathan has nearly 30 years’ experience in the electronics and wireless industry. He has worked in the aerospace sector and as a consultant to a Dutch basestation manufacturer, before leading platforms and RF systems teams in the small cell 3G and 4G access point semiconductor sector. At Blu Wireless he heads up the Systems and Platforms team. Outside of work Jonathan enjoys growing fresh fruit and vegetables, eating and drinking, running, cycling and water-skiing.

  • Andy Morris

    Andy Morris,
    Director of Customer Engineering and Applications

    Andy has worked for over 20 years in the telecoms industry and his experience extends across the supply chain, from silicon vendor to network operator. Following his early career at Motorola Semiconductors in Hong Kong, Andy has facilitated volume chip sales for silicon design companies across the UK in the Infrastructure, Small Cell and SIM domains. Beyond his work at Blu Wireless, Andy has a keen interest in travel and international cuisine.

  • Russell Wayman

    Russell Wayman,
    Director of Software

    Russell has over 25 years’ experience in the semiconductor industry with inmos, STMicroelectronics, Linaro and Blu Wireless. In a management capacity, Russell has led teams to create, deliver and maintain innovative software products supporting silicon chip devices designed for multiple application areas. He now heads up the Blu Wireless software team. Outside of work, Russell has appeared in many theatrical productions in Dublin, Bristol and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

  • Steve Jones

    Steve Jones,
    Director of Implementation

    Steve has worked in the semiconductor industry for over 25 years on a range of design, implementation, EDA and project management roles. On joining Blu Wireless, he helped to deliver our first silicon product, discovering that the calibre of team, coupled with the freedom to innovate, provides a motivating and inspiring work environment. In his free time, Steve enjoys playing the piano and arranging music, and recently co-founded a choir which supports people suffering with memory loss.

A Day In The Life Of…

A Spotlight On Our Team

  • Employee Spotlight: Stephen

    4th September 2019 by Blu Wireless

    Employee Spotlight: Stephen

    Stephen has been with us at Blu Wireless for a year and is an important member of the team. From beginning of his time with us as part of the Hardware team helping with production...

  • Employee Spotlight: Nadine

    11th June 2019 by Blu Wireless

    Employee Spotlight: Nadine

    Nadine is a key member of the Blu Wireless team. With 18 years’ experience in the wireless industry across integration and test, software development and hardware/software support, including positions at picoChip and BlackBerry. Nadine’s role...

  • Employee Spotlight: Tom

    7th May 2019 by Blu Wireless

    Employee Spotlight: Tom

    Tom is one of our best Radio Communications Engineers and a vital part of the team. While working on his PhD, he also wrote the software to interface the first radio used at Blu Wireless,...

  • Employee Spotlight: Rula

    12th March 2019 by Blu Wireless

    Employee Spotlight: Rula

    Rula is an essential component of our team of Front-End Design and Verification Engineers. Originally from Jordan, Rula began her career in London as an IT Software Engineer for Lebanese TV station. For the last...

  • Employee Spotlight: James

    29th January 2019 by Blu Wireless

    Employee Spotlight: James

    James has played an integral role in powering High-Speed Transport connectivity. An Embedded Software Engineer, James has 20 years of experience in the industry and is an expert in his discipline. While developing crucial pieces...

Current Vacancies

With our unique technology, Blu Wireless are transforming the way the world connects. Join our mission to reinvent connectivity and take your career to the next stage.

We are always looking for talent, if you feel you will be an asset to our team but can’t see a suitable role, please send us your CV

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Corporate Social Responsbility

Supporting our local community is really important to us. We organise regular initiatives to offer practical support and raise funds to improve the lives of young and disadvantaged people in Bristol.

During 2019, we are focusing our community activity on two Bristol organisations – Caring In Bristol and Bristol Sport Foundation.

From dragon boat races and cycle rides to potluck lunches and bake offs, we have many initiatives planned to meet and surpass our fundraising goals.